Apple has hidden it for so long, to better market their own iTunes Radio, that people talking about Apple Music don’t realize there is true 24/7 radio available in iTunes right now! Apple disables it by default.
By true 24/7 radio, I mean Internet radio stations built and driven by humans.. fueled on blood, sweat, and tears.. with full lineups of properly planned shows that are broadcast and hosted LIVE, just like on terrestrial and satellite radio! They are, of course, also accessible via Apple TV. Many of these stations struggle to exist on paltry donations, so they can remain free of advertisements for their community’s enjoyment.
To be clear, these stations are available in the desktop version of iTunes. They’re not accessible in the iOS app. However, the media is making incorrect blanket statements about what is and isn’t available. Station owners like me predict that iTunes will eventually phase us out. Most of us offer a variety of other listening options anyway, depending upon our streaming audio solution.
My station, CBR Network Radio, is available via mobile applications like TuneIn. Additionally, it can be found in Windows Media Guide and any other site or app whose directory is powered by SHOUTcast. We offer a good old fashioned browser based web player, too! For more information, visit the CBR Network Radio LISTEN page. Enjoy!